Nov 1, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. white house spokesman jay carney said they haven't really-- released enrollment fillings because the numbers have to be checked and accurate and he downplayed expectations. >> let me just tell you now, november 1. we don't expect those numbers to be very high. and we never did. but they're going to be even lower because of the challenges we've had with the web site. >> reporter: angered to learn that figures are compiled daily after being told there weren't any, the republican chair of the house ways and means committee today demanded all enrollment data by 5 p.m. or else that it could be subpoenaed. last word, scott, nothing had been provided. >> pelley: sharyl attkisson in our washington newsroom, thank you sharyl. so why didn't the president know that his signature program was in such trouble? we'll talk to his former chief of staff. a tiny drug company believes that this pill could go a long way towards stocking the meth epidemic. and the storm that swamped texas blew into the east. when the "cbs evening news" continues. when i first got shingles it started on my back. and i had
Nov 2, 2013 5:00am PDT
for now. press secretary jay carney says they want to make sure they add up. >> in this case because the data is coming in from so many different places you need to verify it and make sure that it reflects what's actually happening, and we will do that. >> reporter: but that's not good enough for michigan republican dave camp. he wants them to hand over the enrollment numbers now. in a statement he says i am extremely disappointed that yet again the administration has refused to be open and transparent with congress. the white house has been bracing for low first month numbers that they attribute to the healthcare.gov website. on friday jeff zients the man who's trying to fix the website says they're on track for the site to work by the end of the month, including two hardware failures this week. >> the hardware setback was extremely frustrated. we've made improvements. the site works better today for users than it did a week ago. >> and there are four teams working to fix different parts of the website. we're told there will be another round of patches and fixes this weekend. anthon
Nov 1, 2013 7:00am PDT
this? >> you can see. they're really pushing back very strongly in these daily briefings. jay carney is having with reporters challenging things that we're reporting, that of course, is out there. the president went on the road this week to try to defend it. a very sharp defense. >> help from people like oracle and some of the top companies. >> they brought in tech experts yesterday. they said somebody from google coming in. but again, the problem is the introduction for most americans to the affordable care act has not been a good one. and that is impressions have to change if this law is going to work. >> you pointed ot out the president promised if you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance. that's not true for those who get individual coverage. they're a small portion, but they're still about 3 million people. >> that we know so far. we think that number will be more like 10 or 15 million. >> what about the promise that the president has made that if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. >> this is all again, it's not a broken website. that's not the only problem.